Fan Corner Re-Launch

One of the things I’ll be working on this weekend is relaunching the Fan Corner. I’d really like to make Idina-Here not only a place where fans can come and get info on Idina, but also to share their experiences, contribute to the site and interact with each other. So first order of business is this section of the site where you can send in your stories and your fanart as well. I’d really like to launch it with some content already in it, so calling for your contributions!

Have you met Idina? Send your story to fan_corner[at]idina-here.com

Same(ish) conditions as before apply:
– ONLY accepting Meeting Idina Stories (i.e. no fanfiction, etc)
– ‘1-of-a-kind’ stories preferred (3-second, “she looked right at me!” meetings don’t count).
– Not every story will be posted, though I’ll try to include as many as possible. You will be notified by e-mail if/when your story is added.
– Correct all grammar/spelling mistakes.
– Pictures of your meeting are allowed, and encouraged, though not mandatory.
– Send your stories to fan_corner[at]idina-here.com
– Make sure all information is correct before submitting.

You can read some of the stories already published here

Would you like your fanart to be featured in the Fan Corner? Read below!

– Accepting all kinds of art: digital (wallpapers, icons, and any other graphics), drawings, videos, etc.
– You will be notified by e-mail if/when your fanart is added.
– Send your fanart to fan_corner[at]idina-here.com

If you have any questions e-mail me to the same address listed above or leave a comment on this post and I’ll get back to you ASAP.

Catching Up

Hey everyone! Sorry I’ve been MIA, exams kept me busier that I thought they would. So let’s play catch-up!

First and foremost, real “news”: PBS is airing Idina’s interview with Charlie Rose tonight. Check your local listings.

Now onto a few oldish news so we can move on to the newer stuff as it starts happening:

+ Idina was featured in M&V Magazine, with a new interview, which you can read here.

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+ Along with Tom Kitt, Idina performed songs from If/Then at Soundcheck. You can see the performance here, as well as pictures from it at Soundcheck’s tumblr.

+ The cast of If/Then played “Name that Tune” with Seth Rudetsky, listen to that here.

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+ Shoshana Bean and Eden Espinosa visited If/Then… here

That’s all for now, regular updates will resume now! And stay tuned for some site news this weekend

Updates

Sorry things haven’t been updated in awhile.  My life got in the way, but things have been pretty quiet as Idina gears up for the new tour. I’m thinking we need a contest soon to celebrate the new tour and Idina’s upcoming birthday. Hmm…

 

Recent updates and going-ons:

Radio interview with 99.1 The Mix in Milwaukie – Click to listen

Radio interview with Weekend Edition NPR – Click to listen

Article with the Modesto Bee

Interview with Artist Direct

Interview with Rage Monthly: Edge on the Net

US Weekly – Idina Menzel: What’s In My Medicine Cabinet?

A BroaderWay event coverage by ET – Click here

And two new shows!  Idina will be performing at Rochester Auditorium Theatre on Oct 27th.  And you can spend New Years Eve with Idina (sorta!) when she performs at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles!

And lots of new pictures!  Idina’s been spending a bit of time catching up on shows and other events in NYC.  Click the pictures below to see the last uploads to the gallery.

ANOTHER CONCERT & A BRIEF INTRODUCTION

Hi everyone!  I just wanted to take a quick moment to introduce myself.  I’m Jill and I’ve been a huge fan of Idina’s for a long time.  You can read a little more about me here.  I’m very excited to be working on this page now but please bear with me as I learn my way around!  If you ever have any suggestions, comments, tips, or new pictures to share in the awesome gallery, send me a message at Jill[at]idina-here.com!

And now on to more exciting things — another concert!  Idina will be performing her 32nd show on this symphony tour (if I counted that correctly) with the Utah Symphony in Park City on July 30th.  Fan pre-sale information can be found at the official site.

CHANGING OF THE GUARD

Hey everyone! I want to take a minute to make an important announcement about this site.

No, don’t panic! It’s not going anywhere! I, however, am. The time has come for me to gracefully bow out of maintaining Idina-Here. I have loved every minute of it, and am grateful to Kim, the site’s creator, for entrusting me with this jewel. Don’t you fret, though; I’m not leaving the Idina fandom – not even close! (I know you were all worried, right?) I’ll be getting more involved with the official side of things, and I look forward to being able to use everything I’ve learned from this site and all the fans I’ve met and talked to over the last four years to shake things up a bit.

So, what becomes of Idina-Here if I’m departing? Just as Kim passed the “torch” to me, I am passing it to my dear friend – and the source of nearly all the videos added in recent years – Jill. She’ll handle everything from here on out (Twitter, tumblr, Formspring, etc), so any questions about the site that you’d normally ask me, come Monday, she’s your gal! Her contact information and bio will be added this weekend.

Thank you, Jill, for taking over this project. I know you’ll do it justice. :)

Over and out,
♥ Erin